Boston Mayor to host Patriots Super Bowl send-off Monday - Metro US

Boston Mayor to host Patriots Super Bowl send-off Monday

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will send the New England Patriots off in style Monday morning at a City Hall celebration that will include team captains Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick will also be in attendance, the team announced.

“This is an exciting time for Boston, and I remind all fans to celebrate responsibly and make our City proud,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement.

The send-off comes as the Patriots come under scrutiny for allegations that they underinflated 11 out of 12 footballs at Sunday’s AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Belichick Thursday morning said he had “no explanation” as to why the balls were limp.

Gillette Stadium PA announcer John Rooke will host the event, which kicks off at 11 a.m. at City Hall Plaza. The send-off will feature performances by the Patriots cheerleaders, as well as appearances by team mascot Pat Patriots and the Patriots End Zone Militia.

The Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. In Glendale, Arizona.

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